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Title: Deleting thumbs.db files that prevent folder deletion
Post by: Bulldg on May 18, 2016, 08:44:57 AM
Has anyone found a way to delete those pesky thumbs.db files in folders and network folders.  I have many folders with only the thumbs.db file in it and I can't delete that folder. Grrrrrrr! I am using Windows 10
Title: Re: Deleting thumbs.db files that prevent folder deletion
Post by: Boggin on May 18, 2016, 05:05:18 PM
This article may help if you have >Win 10 Home - http://www.pcworld.com/article/2999243/windows/manage-thumbs-db-files-in-windows-and-on-the-network.html and this one if you don't - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/prevent-windows-xp-from-creating-the-thumbsdb-thumbnail-cache-files/

However, that last article may just be for XP as I don't have that option in Win 7, although there are a couple that deal with Thumbnails in Folder Options such as Always show icons never thumbnails.

The free version of CCleaner will remove the Thumbnail Cache so may also remove the .db files that creates the cache, although I think Disk Cleanup will also remove them.

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Title: Re: Deleting thumbs.db files that prevent folder deletion
Post by: Bulldg on May 19, 2016, 08:02:09 AM
I've tried just about everything else. I will try ccCleaner and let you know. Thanks for the suggestion.

It seems that deleting thumbs.db on C: and D: Drive is OK. It's files on network drives that are a problem.

I'll try ccCleaner today/
Title: Re: Deleting thumbs.db files that prevent folder deletion
Post by: Boggin on May 19, 2016, 08:17:25 AM
Does the last post in this article help with that ?

http://www.itninja.com/question/unable-to-delete-thumbs-db-from-network-share
Title: Re: Deleting thumbs.db files that prevent folder deletion
Post by: Xas1953NC on May 19, 2016, 08:56:14 AM
Hello Bulldg, I use the program from here:
http://www.xtreme-lab.net/en/tremover.htm
Title: Re: Deleting thumbs.db files that prevent folder deletion
Post by: Bulldg on May 19, 2016, 09:39:50 AM
 :cheesy:  :cheesy: AS1953 - That's a great suggestion!
http://www.xtreme-lab.net/en/tremover.htm -Worked like a charm.

It's unfortunate but CCleaner does not work on Network Drives

Many thanks to all!